The Winter Olympics are a time of national pride; US athletes become “American heroes,” and their victories symbols of American greatness. But today, discussions of greatness (and “making America great again”) are more about exclusion than celebration.
We realized that Ancestry was uniquely poised to provide a powerful argument against this idea of what is ‘American’.
We tested the DNA of the 1980 US Men’s Hockey Team. Known as the "Miracle on Ice," their Olympic upset over the Soviets is widely considered one of the greatest moments in US sports history. And we discovered one of America’s greatest teams—like America’s greatness itself—comes from immigrants from over the world, including some of very regions targeted by Trump's travel ban.